Supervisors consider public guardian, fire plan

A map from Carson City Fire Department showing the city’s current wildland-urban interface (black) with risk assessment areas in green.

A map from Carson City Fire Department showing the city’s current wildland-urban interface (black) with risk assessment areas in green.

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The Carson City Board of Supervisors could appoint the city’s next public guardian Thursday.

The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. in the community center. Supervisors will consider appointing Sandra Doughty to the position for a four-year term that would begin Nov. 7.

The Carson City Public Guardian serves “vulnerable adults aged 18 or older who are unable to manage their personal and/or financial affairs.”

“CCPG coordinates provision of services; provides informed consents; and protects, preserves and manages the assets of our protected persons,” according to the city’s website.

State law requires the Board of Supervisors appoint a person to the position. The city manager’s office is recommending Doughty after the current public guardian, John Giomi, announced he’ll be resigning at the end of his term. He was appointed in 2019.

“Sandra Doughty has worked in the public guardian's office since August 10, 2020,” reads a report from the city manager’s office. “She began as a public guardian case manager and was promoted to deputy public guardian on July 1, 2022.

“Based on Ms. Doughty's experience with the public guardian's office and her relevant education in the field, the city manager recommends appointing Ms. Doughty as public guardian for a term beginning Nov. 7, 2023, through Nov. 6, 2027, and to set the starting compensation at $90,000.”

Doughty has a bachelor’s degree in human services and a master’s degree in psychology. She’s previously worked as a child support caseworker in the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office as well as with the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, according to her resume.

In his resignation letter, Giomi thanked the city for helping the office.

“It has been a great pleasure to serve my protected persons as well as the city of Carson,” Giomi wrote. “I will look back at these last four years and some of the greatest of my life.”

In other action:

• Supervisors will consider authorizing a hearing on why the business license for Remedy’s Bar “should not be suspended, canceled or revoked pursuant to Carson City Municipal Code.”

According to a staff report, the East William Street bar does not have a liquor manager as required by code. The proposed order, if approved, would set a hearing for Oct. 19. While a liquor license requires a manager, supervisors can also move to revoke a business license.

“The Board of Supervisors conducts a ‘show-cause’ hearing to provide the business the opportunity to show cause why the license should not be suspended, canceled or revoked,” reads a staff report.

• Supervisors will consider a proposed mural for the eastern exterior wall of the Carson City Library for the upcoming Murals and Music Festival (Sept. 28-30).

Supervisors could authorize the mayor to execute a three-year, no-cost agreement between artist Hayley Meadows, festival promoter Brewery Arts Center and the city. According to staff, the agreement would commit the city to maintaining the mural for three years and would grant the city a license to use an image of the mural.

“The festival will create an estimated 21 murals on walls throughout Carson City over the course of the weekend of Sept. 28-30,” the city manager’s office said. “Most of the murals will be painted on walls belonging to private owners; however, one mural is proposed for the eastern exterior wall of the library. At the Carson City Cultural Commission meeting on Sept. 11, the commission recommended approval of the library mural.”

• Supervisors will consider adopting an updated Carson City Community Wildfire Protection Plan.

“The CWPP is a comprehensive plan developed by members of the Carson City Fire Department and state and federal agencies with expertise in the fields of fire management and suppression and geographic information systems,” reads a report compiled by CCFD. “Carson City’s existing CWPP was created in 2009. The updated CWPP being presented to the Board of Supervisors provides a detailed analysis of wildfire risks and hazards in and around Carson City’s wildland urban interface.”

The updated plan can be viewed online:


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